Quintin Mikell, the former Eagles safety who spent the last year in the front office as the director of player engagement, is leaving the team.
Mikell confirmed the news on Thursday:
Quintin Mikell confirmed he's no longer w/ #Eagles as dir of player engagement. Gave no reason why. Harold Carmichael used to have the job.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) February 16, 2017
The job was created during Harold Carmichael's long tenure with the team. In a story for an NFL website, Mikell explained the role this way:
“This position has been around a while, but it’s changed over the years. It’s different now in that it used to be a former player who would just kind of be around if you needed something. Now, it’s development, just as it says ‘player development.’ My job is trying to help, not just our young players, but any of our players, develop on and off the field. If it’s a rookie, it’s getting them used to the NFL life, the different stresses and ups and downs you go through; to a guy that’s been in the league for a couple years but still isn’t sure where he is. Maybe he wants to start getting ready for his exit. What should he do? How should he plan? And it goes all the way to the guy who is on the way out and I’m helping them transition to life after the game.’’
The Eagles have not yet named Mikell's replacement.